PELLE’S ITALY CALL
GRAZIANO PELLE has been rewarded for refusing to give up on his international dream.
The Southampton striker, 29, has been outstanding since his switch to St Mary’s from Feyenoord in the summer.
And his form has landed Pelle (right) a first ever call-up to the Italy squad.
Italy boss Antonio Conte said: “Graziano represents what I have always said – playing well leads to a place in the national team for a player that has scored 50 goals in two years. “Today he is a star in the Premier League after an adventure in Holland.
“I am curious to see Pelle from close range in order to understand if he can help us.
“He has deserved his call-up”